Downloading, Installing, and Using the Campus VPN Client (Windows)

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The campus Virtual Private Network client connects your home computer/laptop directly to the UK network and allows you to access protected computer systems within the UK network firewall, such as your office desktop or mapped network drives.

This installation doesn't remove any previous versions of the VPN client, so please uninstall any old versions through the Control Panel before you proceed with these steps.

Steps: 
1. In your web browser, go to download.uky.edu
2. Log in using your linkblue credentials.
3. Search for Cisco Anyconnect and click on the result.
4. Click See Downloads
5. There will be installers for both Windows and Mac. Click download next to the Windows option.
6. If you are using Internet Explorer, you will get this file download box. Choose Run.
If you are using Firefox/Chrome, your download will begin automatically. Double-click the file to run it after it has finished downloading.
7. You'll also get one or two windows asking you to confirm the installation. Choose yes.
8. The installation will run in the background, and the window will close itself when the install completes.
9. To launch VPN, go to the Start Menu, click on All Programs, expand the Cisco folder, and click on Cisco AnyConnect Client.
On Windows 10, select All Apps instead of All Programs.
10. The VPN will already be configured for UK. Click connect.
11. Type in your Linkblue username and password and click OK.
12. Once you're connected, you'll see a gold padlock included in your notification icons.
You can right-click this icon to view menu options or disconnect.
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